O God, We Hear Your Word of Grace
CAROL CMD (“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”)
O God, we hear your word of grace;
The Psalmist tells us this:
That love and faith will soon embrace
And peace and justice kiss.
Then all will sing out, “God is good!”
Then harvests will increase.
And we will listen, loving Lord,
As you proclaim your peace.
The world proclaims a different word
How can these things be so?
For all around this hurting earth
The seeds of discord grow.
When war and conflict, greed and pride Would claim our loyalty,
Too often we have turned aside
From what we’re called to be
Lord, show us what we’re called to do
As we await your day.
For waiting well means serving, too,
And walking in Christ’s way.
Now by your Spirit, may we be
The bearers of your grace,
Till peace and justice both shall meet
And love and faith embrace.
Biblical Reference: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (Advent B) Tune: Este’s Psalmes, 1592 Text: Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.